Who we are
AURAI is an eco & ethical swimwear brand
propped up by an intimate flair with surf and
beach culture and deep respect for nature,
created by italo-brazilian designer Natalia Bertolo.
AURAI SWIM collections aim to reflect the essence of a fun, healthy and conscious lifestyle, featuring high quality materials, timeless silhouettes and color palettes, exclusive prints and “surf safe” flattering Brazilian cut swimsuits for all body types. We are based in Auckland, New Zealand, while the manufacturing of our collections is carefully handmade at a small family-owned atelier in Natalia’s hometown in southern Brazil, where she locally sources most of the materials.
Our materials include ECONYL®, a revolutionary polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material, pre and post-consumer nylon waste such as nylon plastic scraps, old carpets and fish nets that litter our oceans. From our SS19 collection, we also introduced AMNI SOUL ECO®, made from a polyamide with an improved formulation that accelerates biodegradation in the anaerobic environment, common in most landfills. Also, AMNI SOUL ECO® is a yarn developed and produced in Brazil. Both fabrics are OEKO TEX certified, i.e., zero harmful substances are used in their manufacturing.
At AURAI, we understand that it takes small visionaries
and independently owned brands to blaze the trail of
sustainable and responsible fashion. Since its beginning,
AURAI has worked to raise the importance of better practices
in fashion, supporting craftsmanship and fair trade businesses
and local sourcing of materials. Read more HERE.
About the name…
In greek mythology, the Aurai are the winged nymphs of the breezes that travelled all over the world through the sea carrying messages for the Gods. Like the Greek Aurai, we believe we can also carry an important message. If you want to know more about ecodesign and slow fashion, CLICK HERE !